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Sparoza - The Sally Gardens (Phrygana)

The photograph at the top of this page shows the Phrygana with Muscari commutatum flowering in March (Photo Lucinda Willan)

The Sally Gardens, previous known as The Phrygana, is named after the long-term Custodian Sally Razelou as it was one of her favourite parts of Sparoza. This area, sloping down towards the south, is managed as a wild garden and includes the largely spring-flowering spontaneous flora (such as Asphodelus aestivus, Hermodactylus Iris tuberosus, Anemone coronaria) as well as added plants that like its dry and sunny conditions, including many species of Aloe (winter-flowering) and Amaryllis belladonna (autumn-flowering). In autumn it is full of Cyclamen graecum, Urginea maritima and Scilla autumnalis. At the entrance to this area, is a small stand of Quercus coccifera pruned into trees, in their shade are a few Mandragora autumnalis. We can meander along the path between three of the Brachychiton populneus trees planted by Sally from seed. There are drifts of Iris germanica and in the autumn bright yellow Sternbergia lutea as well as some beautiful olive trees planted by Jacky Tyrwhitt.

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1. Lavandula dentata
2. Leucophyllum frutescens
3. Limoniastrum monopetalum
4. Aloe sp.
5. Phlomis fruticosa
6. Cotyledon orbiculata
7. Iris germanica
8. Ptilostemon chamaepeuce
9. Euphorbia dendroides
10. Atriplex halimus
11. Opuntia ficus-indica
12. Agave americana
13. Glaucum flavum
14. Aloe hybrid
15. Austrocylindropuntia subulata
16. Rosmarinus officinalis
17. Sarcopoterium spinosum
18. Cotyledon orbiculata
19. Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'
20. Hibiscus syriacus
21. Anthyllis barba-jovis
22. Teucrium or Cistus
23. Rosa sp.
24. Spirea x vanhouteii
25. Pistacia lentiscus
26. Pistacia avera
27. Cupressus sempervirens
28. Yucca elephantipes
28. Pistacia atlantica
29. Artemisia arborescens
30. Fruthiostemnon gilliesie
31. Olea europea
32. Punica granatum
33. Koerleutia paniculata
34. Melia azedarach
35. Morus alba
38. Punica granatum
40. Celtis australis
41. Koelreuteria paniculate
42. Brachychiton sp.
43. Brachychiton populneus
44. Brachychiton acerifolius
45. Morus alba
46. Melia azedarach
47. Olea wild species
48. Agave americana
49. Agave sp.
50.Euphorbia characias
51. Quercus coccifera
52. Sedum sp.
53. Bulbs

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